“Having spent thousands of hours preparing thousands upon thousands of specimens, Laybourne had accumulated a library’s worth of knowledge about birds.” Roxie Laybourne: the World’s First Forensic Ornithologist — Longreads
Yes, I’m premature here, but Biden has now officially taken Michigan and Wisconsin. If he wins Arizona and Nevada, which seems likely, he’ll have 270 Electoral College votes, and that means VICTORY. Trump, of course, has his lawyers in line demanding recounts, but I’m pretty happy. We’re not going to have the hanging chad issue […]Continue reading “Biden is on the road to victory! — Why Evolution Is True”
“My songs sit in that liminal space between decided points of view.” On The Red Hand Files, his website of letters to fans, Nick Cave beautifully explains why his songs don’t have overt political messages. Do You Wish You Were More Politically Outspoken? Nick Cave Responds. — Discover
“During the day, MDP Circle is a dreamy little slice of what could be without the tyrannical hand of the state. At night, the police gas and shoot anyone gathered there. The oscillation between joy and terror is exhausting.” Finding Jesus in the Tear Gas — Discover
Your body is not small. The total surface area of the human lung could be spread to the height of a brachiosaurus. If you want to heal,you must firstfind every bruised place. Your body is not obvious.It sheds forty thousand cellsevery minute,and who knows how many of thosewere the last to rememberthe bruising? Just in […]Continue reading “G2: how to heal — rarasaur”
Everyone in the US anyway. Everyone who can read. Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University. From NYR Daily: “Journalism” is a name for the job of reporting on politics, questioning candidates and office-holders, and alerting Americans to what is actually happening in their public sphere. “The press” is the institution in which most […]Continue reading “I Wish Everyone Would Read This — Whereof One Can Speak”
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